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Big Idea to Turn City’s Youth into Job Creators

Youth entrepreneurship in the region is looking bright after talented high school students from across North Queensland came together today at the Townsville City Council Big Ideas Youth Challenge to develop their entrepreneurial thinking and pitch their innovative ideas to improve our region. Hosted by Smart Precinct NQ in a Townsville Airport hangar, students heard […]

The Marine Science Saving Our Backyard

The Great Barrier Reef protects Queensland’s important coastal infrastructure and provides more than $4 billion dollars and over 33,000 jobs to the Queensland economy. It is not news to any of us that due to recent mass bleaching events and the continuous effects of climate change, the reef is in dire need of assistance.  However, […]

New Telehealth Service Revolutionising Regional and Remote Healthcare

Townsville and surrounding areas will be the first to trial Australia’s first online hospital and telemedicine platform, Docto.com.au, which is set to revolutionise regional and remote healthcare services throughout North and West Queensland. Supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Fund, the innovative telehealth platform will provide patients with accelerated access to a large network of […]

Five Minutes With…Jayne Arlett

With over 25 years’ experience in the business sector, Jayne Arlett has dedicated her career as a consultant to helping other businesses achieve sustainable economic growth. As the Founder and CEO of Jayne Arlett Consulting and the author of Big Little Business, Jayne is focused on driving profitability and growth by coupling strategic “parallel CEO” thought […]

Glowing Skin For Townsville Locals

A new boutique store dedicated to non-toxic, natural and Australian made products has launched with a mission to promote the benefits of natural and organic skin care and cosmetics. Located in the Otto’s Warrina Complex, Beautiful You stocks a unique range of products for the face, body, baby and home. Store owner, Debbie Robinson, says […]

Young Entrepreneurs Create Sustainability App

During the week, Erin, Imogen, and Isabella, are your typical Year 6 Heatley State Primary School students. But when the afternoon bell rings, these young girls are the co-founders and creators of a new and upcoming sustainability app aiming to prevent waste by educating young people on the 6R’s of recycling.  Thanks to the support […]

Manufacturing the Future of our Region

North Queensland’s first hardwood and agricultural plastic recycling facility is preparing to create regional jobs and turn local waste into value-add products. Qplas Pty Ltd. is combining recycled agricultural plastics with waste timber from African Mahogany plantations in North Queensland to produce cost-effective and durable plastic composite products.  Qplas founder and Chairperson Sandra Richards says […]

Founder Wellness Breakfast Promotes Healthy Wellbeing for Business Owners

The Founder Wellness Breakfast, sponsored by Safety Culture and held this morning at Smart Precinct NQ, provided an opportunity for business owners to check in with their mental wellbeing, hear from guest speakers and network with the community.  In collaboration with Mentally Healthy City Townsville,  Cathy O’Toole, a former Federal Member of Parliament, who has […]

Electrify Your Energy Bills

As the sunniest city on Australia’s East Coast, Townsville is fast becoming Queensland’s renewable energy capital. With rising electricity costs and a considerable decrease in the price of installing solar systems, solar power has become a popular and cost-effective alternative in the region. This shift to a clean economy is establishing North Queensland as a […]

10 Tech Safety Holiday Tips

Easter Holidays are starting which means its time to swap suits for swimmers, and desks for deckchairs!  The ability to work remotely gives many of us the option of extending our family holiday time away while staying on top of work requirements, however it’s important to consider these 10 Tech Safety Tips to keep you, and […]